Point to look into when looking for a Good Child Custody Attorney
Both parents need to determine where the children will live and who they will live with after a separation or divorce. The the decision can be made in a court of law or by both parents agreeing. Both processes whether through an agreement or in court will require the presence of a lawyer who will facilitate the process and ensure all aspects are met and adhered to. Consider hiring an attorney to help in facilitating the whole process of obtaining child custody.
Getting a qualified child custody attorney is difficult. We look at some of the factors to look into while finding a good attorney.
Look at the experience of the attorney when it comes to handling similar child custody cases. Consider some aspects like special needs for your child if any. Information regarding various registered lawyers is published in their relevant registration board websites or the lawyer’s website.
Consider the areas in which the attorney is specialized in, e.g. family law, divorce cases, etc. Not every lawyer will be ideal to handle your child custody case in a court of law since they all specialize in different areas such as property, civil, etc.
Each state has its laws. Depending on which state you live in, look for a lawyer who is familiar with the current laws of the place you live or where the child custody case is filed.
Since you will be required to meet often with your attorney during the child custody process, consider hiring a lawyer who will be easily accessible. The same local attorneys have the knowledge of how courts in that locality operate and therefore will be best placed to represent you.
Ensure you are comfortable with the lawyer you will be hiring to represent you in your case, as you will be interacting with him/her several times. Look for a lawyer who is good at his/her communication skills as she will be required to communicate with other parties, in this case been your kids, spouse and the judge in a court of law.
Consider your financial resources and look for an attorney who will charge you a considerable cost depending on what to have. You will get that some lawyers fix their charges while others fix their charges on the number of hours spent in court on your case. Before hiring a lawyer, get a rough estimate of what the cost will be.
Every state has a governing lawyers body that registers and license qualified attorneys who are allowed to practice. Visit this website in your country to establish whether a particular lawyer is permitted to operate.